Fakhri Ahmadov / Forbes
The last few years have been remarkable for Chinese businesswomen, so much so that China is now the de facto capital of the self-made female billionaires’ club. Even so, 2017 has been an especially significant year as nine female entrepreneurs made their debuts in Forbes self-made women billionaires list ranking China far ahead of the second-placed U.S., which listed only five women this year. Chinese women fare better in a gender context as well. Today, almost 6% of Chinese billionaires are self-made women, topping all other parts of the world where they number just under 2%, according to Forbes Billionaires List 2017.